After Seth Rollins took out the WWE Universal Champion's best friend Chris Jericho with a Pedigree on top of a car, Roman Reigns was able to defeat a lone Kevin Owens, earning the U.S. Champ a title shot at WWE Roadblock: End of the Line. Assuming Reigns doesn't drop the United States Championship before Roadblock, he has the opportunity to walk out of Pittsburgh as the first man to simultaneously hold the U.S. and Universal titles.
Once Roadblock is behind them, all eyes will be on the Royal Rumble and the "Road to WrestleMania." Not only will the Universal Championship likely be defended at the Rumble, but there's a good chance that it will also be defended inside the Elimination Chamber in February. If Roman Reigns or Kevin Owens hopes to walk into WrestleMania 33 as the Universal Champion, there will be at least three high-profile title matches before the WWE Superstars reach Orlando, and the first one is at Roadblock.
Of course, with both Brock Lesnar and Goldberg already adding their names to the list of entrants in the Royal Rumble Match in January, it's anyone's guess who will be challenging the Universal Champion at WrestleMania, whether it be Kevin Owens, Roman Reigns, or anyone else. If someone from Monday Night Raw like Sami Zayn wins the Royal Rumble, could he use that opportunity to challenge for SmackDown Live's WWE World Championship? If John Cena or The Undertaker entered and won, could they challenge for the Universal Championship?With less than two weeks until Roadblock, the rest of the red brand's title matches should start to take shape. Sasha Banks just won the Raw Women's Championship from Charlotte Flair last week, and it seems likely that their rematch will happen at Roadblock. As The New Day continue to march towards the all-time Tag Team Championship reign record, who will Stephanie McMahon and Mick Foley put them up against in Pittsburgh? It seems safe to assume that Rich Swann will also grant The Brian Kendrick's rematch for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship at Roadblock: End of the Line, an issue which will certainly be addressed on Monday Night Raw.
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Predicted WWE Roadblock 2016 Card
- Kevin Owens (c) vs. Roman Reigns -- WWE Universal Championship Match (confirmed)
- Sasha Banks (c) vs. Charlotte -- Raw Women's Championship Match
- The New Day (c) vs. TBA -- Raw Tag Team Championship Match
- Rich Swann (c) vs. The Brian Kendrick -- WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match
- Seth Rollins vs. Chris Jericho
- Braun Strowman vs. Sami Zayn
- Rusev vs. Colin Cassady
Where To Watch WWE RawWWE Roadblock: End of the Line will air live on the WWE Network on December 18, Sunday, at 8/7c. The Roadblock Kickoff Show will begin at 7/6c.
Episodes of WWE Monday Night Raw air live on the USA Network at 8/7c, with the Raw Pre-Show airing on the WWE Network at 7:30/6:30c. Replays of WWE Raw aren't made available on the WWE Network until several weeks after the original air date. However, a 90-minute version of Monday Night Raw is available to stream on-demand the following day with a Hulu subscription.
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